Airbnb has acquired Urbandoor, a global online
marketplace designed to make it easier for professionals to find
furnished and serviced apartments for extended business trips,
relocations, and other longer-term stays.
Incubated with support from Greystar Real Estate
Partners, and founded by Erik Eccles, Benjamin Renaud, and Zack
Chandler in 2015, the Urbandoor footprint today includes apartment
communities in more than 1,500 cities in over 60 countries.
“We started Urbandoor because we wanted to
connect traveling and relocating professionals with the right
apartment every time, anywhere. Joining the Airbnb family will
help us make good on our goals and expand our work with
multifamily and corporate housing partners to bring even more
great places to stay to Airbnb travelers,” said Erik Eccles.
All Urbandoor employees will join Airbnb, and over time,
Urbandoor listings for long-term stays will also be bookable
through the Airbnb platform.
“Airbnb is partnering with
property owners, developers, and residents to support hosting
around the world. With the Urbandoor team, we’re looking forward
to building on this work by developing new technology to benefit
the real estate community and improve the guest booking experience
for business travelers and anyone relocating or staying for
extended periods of time,” said Greg Greeley, President of Homes,
Financial details of the acquisition have not